Social media instigators of ‘nationwide shutdown’ under investigation

A national law enforcement agency monitors and tracks social media posts advocating for a violent nationwide shutdown today, warning they will be exposed.


Experts warn against posting COVID-19 vaccination card online

By posting images of their vaccination cards on social media, people expose themselves to a broad range of cyber risks, warn security experts.

Jul 29, 2021

Twitter plays catch-up with e-commerce feature

The social media platform tests a feature that allows users to shop directly from a brand's profile, as it attempts to match its rivals.

Jul 15, 2021

Twitter taps into machine learning to stop abusive content

The company enforces a hateful conduct policy against content that incites fear, which has since been expanded to include content that dehumanises.


Big tech gets on board to improve online spaces for women

Stopping online abuse and harassment of women must be a priority, says the Web Foundation, after Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter commit to making their platforms safe.

Jun 30, 2021

SA’s top social media, messenger services revealed

The SA Social Media Landscape Report 2021 shows that close to 100% of people access social media via their mobile devices.

May 26, 2021

Google vows to combat data manipulation during SA elections

The Internet giant vows to Parliament that it will protect the integrity of SA’s upcoming elections by fighting disinformation and manipulation on its platform.

Apr 30, 2021

Instagram outpaces other social networks as cyber bullying hub

The popular photo- and video-sharing app accounts for 42% of bullying that occurs online, says the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

Apr 13, 2021

Twitter sets up Africa headquarters in Ghana

The company establishes its first physical presence on the African continent, 15 years after the launch of the micro-blogging platform.

Mar 5, 2021

Twitter CEO takes control of Jay Z’s Tidal in R4.5bn deal

The company says the deal will economically empower musicians and find new ways to support their work.


Facebook to face the music in SA Parliament, says DA

Parliament’s Committee of Communications and Digital Technologies is set to invite the social media player to respond to questions about misinformation on its platform.

Jan 22, 2021

Hungry customers take to Twitter over Uber Eats driver protest

Frustrated and hungry Uber Eats customers were unable to place orders, as hundreds of drivers downed tools in protest against low wages.

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